Chicken with a slow molt; had injury. How to help her.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Charlieandlola, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Charlieandlola

    Charlieandlola Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 13, 2013
    I have a 2 year old chicken that had a leg band grow into her leg. I removed it, but her leg is fatter on one side and it took about 1 month for that injury to heal. It's now been 3-4 months and she looks like she is in a perpectual state of molt. I checked for mites, didn't seen any evidence. She eats, drinks and acts healthy otherwise. She shivers though, because it's cold and she doesn't have a nice fluffy layer of feathers. Something is obviously lacking. What does she need and how can I help her. Vitamins?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Their second major molt is often their first real heavy molt. You can up her protein intake to help feather growth, but if she's happy and healthy otherwise, I don't think you have to worry.

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